The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 302 365 359
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -6
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1016 739 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.29% 4.07% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 840 593 657
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19215 18159 21469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.95% 16.96% 20.07%
Number of salaries quoted 15412 14209 17542
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK.

BGP Salary Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 within the UK.

BGP Salary Histogram in the UK

BGP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +74 984 £50,000 +3.09% 104
London +122 481 £53,250 -3.18% 38
South East +44 265 £48,000 +6.66% 26
City of London +121 211 £55,000 - 17
Berkshire +32 109 £52,500 +16.66% 10
North West +5 67 £37,500 -25.00% 11
East of England +26 66 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Hampshire +18 58 £48,000 +20.00% 4
Manchester +20 45 £36,250 -21.62% 10
Surrey +15 44 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Reading +2 44 £43,750 -6.91% 5
Yorkshire -56 44 £50,000 +25.00% 6
West Midlands -23 38 £49,250 +27.09% 9
East Sussex +3 27 £40,000 - 3
North Yorkshire +10 24 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 22 £40,000 -39.39%
York +13 22 £51,250 +5.12%
Cheshire -6 21 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Bedfordshire +31 19 £48,000 +24.67% 2
Cambridge +7 19 £35,000 -46.96%
West Yorkshire -56 18 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Birmingham -6 17 £49,250 +23.12% 4
Leeds -45 16 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Hertfordshire -2 15 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Reigate +6 14 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Slough +2 14 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Brighton -11 14 £40,000 - 2
Andover - 14 £48,000 -
Knutsford +5 13 - - 1
Wales -24 12 £59,000 +18.00% 3

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 1867 (89.54%) Cisco
2 1507 (72.28%) OSPF
3 1469 (70.46%) Cisco Certification
4 1319 (63.26%) Firewall
5 1207 (57.89%) MPLS
6 1158 (55.54%) CCNP
7 899 (43.12%) WAN
8 826 (39.62%) VPN
8 826 (39.62%) EIGRP
9 777 (37.27%) Juniper
10 684 (32.81%) LAN
11 648 (31.08%) Cisco ASA
12 623 (29.88%) CCNA
13 573 (27.48%) TCP/IP
14 551 (26.43%) CheckPoint
15 545 (26.14%) Network Security
16 537 (25.76%) F5
17 524 (25.13%) Cisco Nexus
18 484 (23.21%) Linux
19 437 (20.96%) Wireless
20 419 (20.10%) IPsec
21 412 (19.76%) VMware
22 395 (18.94%) Finance
23 391 (18.75%) DNS
24 362 (17.36%) ITIL
25 360 (17.27%) VoIP
26 340 (16.31%) Cisco IOS
27 338 (16.21%) Telecoms
28 337 (16.16%) HSRP
29 336 (16.12%) Load Balancing

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 89 (4.27%) Lync
2 85 (4.08%) MS Exchange
3 71 (3.41%) Apache
4 32 (1.53%) IIS
5 26 (1.25%) nginx
6 18 (0.86%) Confluence
7 14 (0.67%) MediaWiki
8 13 (0.62%) Moodle
8 13 (0.62%) SharePoint
9 12 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.34%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.24%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.14%) Zope
15 3 (0.14%) Plone
15 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.14%) ejabberd
Applications
1 111 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 98 (4.70%) MS Visio
3 71 (3.41%) MS Office
4 4 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.096%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.63%) IaaS
2 27 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (1.20%) Office 365
4 22 (1.06%) SaaS
5 12 (0.58%) PaaS
6 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.096%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.096%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.096%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1507 (72.28%) OSPF
2 1319 (63.26%) Firewall
3 1207 (57.89%) MPLS
4 899 (43.12%) WAN
5 826 (39.62%) VPN
5 826 (39.62%) EIGRP
6 684 (32.81%) LAN
7 648 (31.08%) Cisco ASA
8 573 (27.48%) TCP/IP
9 545 (26.14%) Network Security
10 524 (25.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 437 (20.96%) Wireless
12 419 (20.10%) IPsec
13 391 (18.75%) DNS
14 360 (17.27%) VoIP
15 340 (16.31%) Cisco IOS
16 337 (16.16%) HSRP
17 324 (15.54%) VLAN
18 278 (13.33%) SSL
19 239 (11.46%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (2.83%) MySQL
2 33 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (1.44%) SQL Server
4 18 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 11 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.29%) Big Data
9 6 (0.29%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.24%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.14%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.096%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.096%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.048%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 25 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 24 (1.15%) JIRA
4 23 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 21 (1.01%) Hudson
6 19 (0.91%) Subversion
7 3 (0.14%) Emacs
8 2 (0.096%) Maven
General
1 395 (18.94%) Finance
2 338 (16.21%) Telecoms
3 86 (4.12%) Banking
4 69 (3.31%) Retail
5 47 (2.25%) Advertising
6 42 (2.01%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.29%) Marketing
8 23 (1.10%) Law
9 22 (1.06%) Games
10 21 (1.01%) French Language
11 18 (0.86%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.82%) Back Office
13 16 (0.77%) Legal
14 12 (0.58%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.53%) German Language
16 10 (0.48%) Electronics
17 9 (0.43%) Billing
18 6 (0.29%) Japanese Language
19 5 (0.24%) Multimedia
20 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1159 (55.59%) Network Engineer
2 324 (15.54%) Senior Network Engineer
3 192 (9.21%) Consultant
4 151 (7.24%) Support Engineer
5 123 (5.90%) Network Support
6 109 (5.23%) Architect
7 107 (5.13%) Network Specialist
8 106 (5.08%) Network Consultant
9 93 (4.46%) Security Engineer
10 88 (4.22%) Network Support Engineer
11 85 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
12 81 (3.88%) Network Security Engineer
13 80 (3.84%) Network Architect
14 72 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 71 (3.41%) IP Engineer
16 70 (3.36%) Design Engineer
17 59 (2.83%) Security Specialist
18 57 (2.73%) Network Design Engineer
18 57 (2.73%) Network Security Specialist
18 57 (2.73%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.20%) LAMP
2 17 (0.82%) XMPP
3 9 (0.43%) Web Services
4 8 (0.38%) SOAP
5 7 (0.34%) CSS
6 6 (0.29%) HTML
6 6 (0.29%) Middleware
6 6 (0.29%) Silverlight
7 4 (0.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (0.19%) .NET
8 3 (0.14%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.14%) XML
8 3 (0.14%) RESTful
9 2 (0.096%) ISPF
9 2 (0.096%) Unreal Engine
10 1 (0.048%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 142 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (2.49%) Computer Science
3 51 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 50 (2.40%) Clustering
5 36 (1.73%) Hedge funds
6 32 (1.53%) Fat Client
6 32 (1.53%) Thin Client
7 29 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
8 24 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 18 (0.86%) Statistics
10 16 (0.77%) Wiki
10 16 (0.77%) Open Source
10 16 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
11 14 (0.67%) Derivative
12 13 (0.62%) VLE
13 12 (0.58%) CMDB
13 12 (0.58%) PKI
14 10 (0.48%) Equities
14 10 (0.48%) IVR
14 10 (0.48%) AVVID
Operating Systems
1 484 (23.21%) Linux
2 297 (14.24%) Windows
3 208 (9.98%) UNIX
4 59 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (2.78%) CentOS
6 56 (2.69%) Solaris
7 54 (2.59%) Ubuntu
8 47 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (1.63%) Debian
11 18 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.62%) Windows XP
13 12 (0.58%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.38%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.29%) SUSE
16 5 (0.24%) OpenBSD
16 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.14%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (17.36%) ITIL
2 336 (16.12%) Load Balancing
3 327 (15.68%) Network Design
4 204 (9.78%) Network Management
5 158 (7.58%) Network Monitoring
6 148 (7.10%) Project Management
7 143 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 117 (5.61%) Change Management
9 113 (5.42%) Service Delivery
10 107 (5.13%) Mentoring
11 106 (5.08%) Network Architecture
12 86 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
13 80 (3.84%) E-Commerce
14 78 (3.74%) Kalman Filter
15 77 (3.69%) Migration
16 67 (3.21%) Service Management
17 66 (3.17%) Incident Management
18 63 (3.02%) Capacity Management
19 62 (2.97%) Change Control
20 58 (2.78%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 133 (6.38%) Perl
2 86 (4.12%) Python
3 72 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 59 (2.83%) PHP
5 44 (2.11%) Java
6 42 (2.01%) PowerShell
7 38 (1.82%) SQL
8 37 (1.77%) Ruby
9 29 (1.39%) Tcl
10 24 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.91%) C
12 13 (0.62%) Lisp
13 5 (0.24%) R
13 5 (0.24%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.19%) VB
15 2 (0.096%) C++
15 2 (0.096%) Korn
15 2 (0.096%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 1469 (70.46%) Cisco Certification
2 1158 (55.54%) CCNP
3 623 (29.88%) CCNA
4 314 (15.06%) CCIE
5 180 (8.63%) Degree
6 133 (6.38%) CCDP
7 123 (5.90%) CCSE
8 103 (4.94%) Security Cleared
9 100 (4.80%) CCSA
10 86 (4.12%) CCSP
11 81 (3.88%) CCIP
12 69 (3.31%) JNCIA
13 64 (3.07%) CISSP
14 62 (2.97%) CCDA
15 57 (2.73%) SC Cleared
16 55 (2.64%) VCP4
17 38 (1.82%) JNCIS
18 34 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
19 33 (1.58%) DV Cleared
20 30 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (12.23%) SLA
2 80 (3.84%) PCI DSS
3 50 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.29%) QA
6 4 (0.19%) COBIT
7 1 (0.048%) BS25999
System Software
1 293 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (4.99%) Active Directory
3 48 (2.30%) vSphere
4 46 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (1.97%) Hyper-V
6 35 (1.68%) XenServer
7 24 (1.15%) Postfix
8 20 (0.96%) Firmware
8 20 (0.96%) Samba
9 19 (0.91%) Terminal Services
10 15 (0.72%) VMware ESX
11 14 (0.67%) XenApp
12 12 (0.58%) KVM
13 11 (0.53%) ProxySG
14 10 (0.48%) Xen
15 6 (0.29%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.29%) vCloud
16 5 (0.24%) OpenSIPS
16 5 (0.24%) Kamailio
16 5 (0.24%) UAG
Systems Management
1 74 (3.55%) CiscoWorks
1 74 (3.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 73 (3.50%) Nagios
3 64 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
4 57 (2.73%) Cacti
5 54 (2.59%) FortiGate
6 51 (2.45%) SolarWinds Orion
7 33 (1.58%) Puppet
8 29 (1.39%) OpenView
9 24 (1.15%) SCOM
10 23 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
11 21 (1.01%) HP NNM
12 20 (0.96%) Cisco LMS
12 20 (0.96%) Opsview
13 15 (0.72%) ZABBIX
13 15 (0.72%) OPNET
14 11 (0.53%) Ansible
14 11 (0.53%) Salt
15 10 (0.48%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1867 (89.54%) Cisco
2 777 (37.27%) Juniper
3 551 (26.43%) CheckPoint
4 537 (25.76%) F5
5 412 (19.76%) VMware
6 234 (11.22%) SolarWinds
7 233 (11.18%) Microsoft
8 206 (9.88%) HP
9 159 (7.63%) Citrix
10 127 (6.09%) Riverbed
11 121 (5.80%) Fortinet
12 102 (4.89%) Red Hat
13 85 (4.08%) Blue Coat
14 66 (3.17%) Avaya
15 65 (3.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 49 (2.35%) Aruba
17 45 (2.16%) Nokia
18 44 (2.11%) Dell
19 41 (1.97%) Infoblox
20 35 (1.68%) Imperva
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + on-call payments + Benefits
Posted: 27 minutes ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus, overtime
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + £7500 shift allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,500 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Capita
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ITV
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £1 per annum + SALARY NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago